Events July 2017

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Jul
2017

Sheep, kangaroos, bunnies and hypocrisy: Australian international tax policy after the OECD's BEPS project

Professor C John Taylor, School of Taxation and Business Law, University of New South Wales.

Successive Australian governments have claimed that Australia has been and will be in the forefront of countries that respond positively to the recommendations of the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project by taking action against inter

20
Jul
2017

The Construction of the ‘Religion Sphere’ (zongjiaojie 宗教界) in Modern and Contemporary China

Adam Yuet CHAU
The ‘religion sphere’ (zongjiaojie) emerged in the early twentieth century as a result of intense negotiation between the modern state and emerging social constituencies. It is not an official state category; rather, it is a fuzzy socio-political realm constituted partially by state policies and attitudes towards religion, but not exhausted by the control apparatus of the various state-sanctioned religious associations. This presentation will trace the historical emergence of the religion sphere and examine how it operates in contemporary China. It will address questions such as ‘Is the religion sphere part of China’s public sphere or civil society?’
20
Jul
2017

2017 China Update book launch

Professor Ross Garnaut, The University of Melbourne; Professor Helen Sullivan, Crawford School, ANU; Mr Bert Hofman, World Bank; and Professor Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University.

On Thursday 20 July at University House, ANU, the China Economy Program will launch the 2017 China Update Book - China’s new sources of economic growth: human capital, innovation and technological change edited by Ross Garnaut, Ligang Song, Ca

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